Gaining international experience whilst you are a student could make a big difference to your future career plans.
National and international companies increasingly look for graduates who:
You may be looking for a work placement, internship or vacation work whilst you are a student. You may have the option to study abroad as part of your course, or you may be considering further study in another country after you graduate.
Gaining global experience can enhance your prospects and help develop your skills whilst experiencing other cultures and perspectives.
If you are considering working or studying in a different country, it is essential that you do your research beforehand. As well as understanding how to find opportunities and the application process, you will also need to think about practical issues such as visas, wages and accommodation. For detailed advice and information on the support available to you, read our Working and Studying Abroad guide.
There are many job boards and vacancy sources which provide information about overseas opportunities. The following are just a few of the more specialist sites that are available:
Rate my placement is a useful source of information gained from other students who have worked overseas.
You should also look at the job site Indeed. Using the advanced search or Indeed’s country specific sites can help you find worldwide student and graduate opportunities.
For vacation work, there are several established global providers, including:
Your course may offer you the opportunity to study abroad as part of the exchange arrangements we have with over 100 partner universities overseas.
There are many postgraduate study options available to you. Our further study section provides more information about UK and overseas opportunities.